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Watch: Indian-American Karthik Nemmani wins National Spelling Bee competition

Jun 01, 2018 21:25 IST
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Karthik Nemmani, an American of Indian origin has won the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. The 14-year-old eigth grader from McKinney, Texas, won the competition after several rounds against fellow Texan Nayasa Modi, another Indian-American student. They were the final two competitors out of the initial 516 spellers at the end of the three days of the contest. Karthik is the 14th consecutive Indian-American champion, and 19 of the past 23 winners have had Indian heritage. In addition to the trophy, he gets more than 40,000 US dollars in cash and prizes. And in case you are wondering which word won Karthik Nemmani the competition and which word did Nayasa misspell, watch the HT video to find out.